We’re so excited to join Roller Skate to Liberate! On your journey, check out these three mindfulness exercises with Oaklawn therapist Nicky Slagel, MSW, LSW.
Mindfulness can help relax your body, focus your mind and reduce stress. Being fully present in the moment promotes mental wellness and, when practiced over time, trains your brain to remain calm under difficult circumstances.
This grounding exercise uses your five senses to help you focus on what’s happening in the present moment.
Breathing exercises have many benefits, including reducing stress levels, lowering your heart rate and regulating your body’s reaction to stress and fatigue.
Progressive Muscle Relaxation
This is a helpful exercise to do at the end of the day if you’re still feeling tense, restless or having trouble falling asleep.